Mobile Broadband Genie Road Trip 2010 Winners

After the success of last year's Broadband Genie Road Trip, we've repeated the process and present below the results of the 2010 Awards.

If you're unfamiliar with the Road Trip, in a nutshell the Genie team pack their overnight bags and jumps on the train to see if those mobile broadband dongles really can cut it on the move.

Armed with dongles from the six leading providers (O2, Orange, T-Mobile, 3 Mobile, Virgin Media and Vodafone), we head to Bournemouth from Cambridge (and back), putting them through their paces. 

We test everything from download and upload speeds to software, stability and coverage throughout the trip, doing speed tests, downloading files, streaming audio and video data and generally doing all the things people tend to use dongles for. So without further ado...

Dongle on the Move 2010 - Overall Winner

  • Winner
  • Runner up

 

 

Sub categories

While the dongles from T-Mobile and Virgin Media were the best overall, we tested many categories throughout the trip. Some excelled where others failed, so below we break down the results for each of the areas we looked at over the course of our testing procedures on the 2010 Road Trip. 

Road Trip Downloader 2010

  • Winner
  • Runner up

Road Trip Uploader 2010

  • Winner
  • Runner up

Road Trip's Most Stable 2010

  • Winner
  • Runner up

Road Trip Coverage 2010

  • Joint winner
  • Joint winner

Dongle Software 2010

  • Winner
  • Runner up

Overall analysis of the Broadband Genie Road Trip 2010

Previous Road Trip Awards

Road Trip Awards winners 2009

Overall analysis of the Broadband Genie Road Trip 2009



Comments

  • unhappy

    by michael at 00:54 on 23 Apr 2010

    Does Broadband Genie that Virgin Mobile is a virtual operator running on the T-Mobile network? It should come as absolutely no surprise that for every category (except software and upload) where T-Mobile is in first place, Virgin is in second. What was the point of including Virgin in this test, as it only seems to have distorted the results...

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  • unhappy

    by Polly at 17:44 on 13 Mar 2011

    T-Mobile is useless in N.E. Lincolnshire and hopeless after 4pm & weekends when the children need it!!!! Vodaphone is better here.

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  • unhappy

    by steven Delory at 12:24 on 16 Apr 2011

    I agree with the other posts,what is the point of including Virgin Media & what is the point of the whole execise ? Mobile broadband performance is so localised that this sort of thing is just irrelevant unless you happen to live near the railway line between Cambridge & Bournemouth ! It isn't representative of anything because it is such a small proportion of the uk you covered.

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  • neutral

    by Mike at 22:18 on 6 Oct 2011 | registered | 1 post

    My broadband varies so much one night I can download no problem the nexy night I have problem connecting to internet

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